Middle East

Saudi oil attacks: Pence repeats Trump's 'locked and loaded' line

US vice president says Pompeo heading to Saudi Arabia, US 'evaluating evidence' following attacks on Saudi oil plants.

Saudi oil attacks: Pence repeats Trump's 'locked and loaded' line

Saudi Arabia

US demands Saudi Arabia release 'critic of Islam'

VP Mike Pence calls upon Saudi Arabia, Eriteria, Mauritania and Pakistan to release religious dissidents.

US demands Saudi Arabia release 'critic of Islam'

AJ Impact

News of progress between US and Mexico sends markets higher

US stocks and oil prices rose on Thursday afternoon on reports that Mexico and the US were getting closer to a deal.

News of progress between US and Mexico sends markets higher

AJ Impact

US-Mexico talks on migration and trade to resume in Washington

Talks are aimed at striking a deal to avert 5 percent tariffs on Mexican goods set to take effect Monday.

US-Mexico talks on migration and trade to resume in Washington

Latin America

US calls on UN to recognise Guaido as Venezuela's president

US Vice President Mike Pence urges body to revoke UN credentials of the government of Nicolas Maduro.

US calls on UN to recognise Guaido as Venezuela's president

Venezuela

Sanctions, Venezuela, and US intentions

US says it wants to restore democracy, but critics argue Washington is worsening Venezuela's humanitarian crisis.

Sanctions, Venezuela, and US intentions

Latin America

US ramps up pressure on Maduro with fresh sanctions

US announces sanctions on four state governors, asks Latin American countries to step up pressure on Venezuela's Maduro.

United States

US shutdown: Trump 'walks out' of meeting over border wall funds

Trump says he told top Democrats 'bye-bye' after they said they would not fund a border wall if he ended the shutdown.

US shutdown: Trump 'walks out' of meeting over border wall funds

United States

US shutdown: Trump 'to stand firm' on border wall funding demand

US president and vice president on Capitol Hill for talks as shutdown stretches into 19th day.

US shutdown: Trump 'to stand firm' on border wall funding demand

China

No place for 'empire and aggression' in Asia: US

Mike Pence's comments at Asia summit seen alluding to China and its aggressive claims over the disputed South China Sea.

Mike Pence: No place for 'empire and aggression' in Indo-Pacific

Aung San Suu Kyi

US scolds Myanmar's Suu Kyi over Rohingya violence

US Vice President Mike Pence joins chorus of criticism over Nobel laureate's indifference to plight of Muslim minority.

Mike Pence tells Aung San Suu Kyi Rohingya violence inexcusable

Inside Story

Is the US undermining the Middle East peace process?

US Vice President Mike Pence visits Jerusalem and causes more Palestinian anger.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

US VP promises to move embassy to Jerusalem in 2019

Scuffles erupt as Mike Pence tells the Knesset recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital chooses 'fact over fiction'.

Middle East

Jordan king backs two-state solution in Pence meeting

Jordanian king meets with Mike Pence in Amman, in a visit that comes after US named Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

Mike Pence

Mike Pence starts Middle East tour amid Jerusalem anger

US vice president arrives in Egypt with shortened schedule after Palestinian president and others promise to snub visit.